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International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Currently sitting at 6-4-4, the NKU Men’s Soccer team is on pace for a record year. With a new coach at the helm and nearly half the team made up of international students, the Norse have accumulated five more wins than last season and are only two wins shy of the 2015 season. With half the team ...

GALLERY: Vikings spoil Norse senior night

GALLERY: Vikings spoil Norse senior night

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky women's soccer team fell to Cleveland State 1-0 on senior night at the NKU Soccer Stadium Saturday night.  The loss is the first loss the Norse have suffered in league play this season and are now 6-1-1 in league play while Cleveland State improves to 5-3 in Horizon League pl...

Norse move into first place in Horizon League

Norse move into first place in Horizon League

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Oakland 3-0 Wednesday night in Oakland. The Norse improve to 9-4-1 and 6-0-1 in the Horizon League while the Grizzlies fall to 2-13-1 and 2-5 in league play. With the victory and a 6-0 Milwaukee victory over previous league leader IUPUI, NKU is now in...

Norse battle Flames to 0-0 draw

Norse battle Flames to 0-0 draw

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU and UIC men's soccer teams played to a 0-0 double overtime draw on Saturday afternoon at the NKU Soccer Stadium. "Really proud of the guys," head coach Stu Riddle said. "Here's a team that won the league last year and we fought them to the death. We could have snatched it at the end but they ...

Three first half goals power NKU past Green Bay

Three first half goals power NKU past Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU women's soccer team hasn't lost since they fell 2-1 to Xavier a little over a month ago.  That streak continued today when the Norse beat Green Bay 2-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. NKU is now 8-4-1 on the season and 5-0-1 in Horizon League play while the Phoenix chances at a Horizon League ...

Hamblin’s offensive prowess lifts her into NKU record books

Hamblin’s offensive prowess lifts her into NKU record books

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU women’s soccer coach Bob Sheehan first saw Macy Hamblin play at a combine at Game Time in Fairfield when she was a freshman in high school. Sheehan said it was her pace, skill and goal-scoring ability that stood out. “It was an indoor facility in a pretty tight space,” Sheehan said. “And she abso...

Norse Volleyball takes down Panthers for second-straight win

Norse Volleyball takes down Panthers for second-straight win

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Norse volleyball team picked up their second-straight Horizon League victory over Milwaukee Saturday afternoon in four sets 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23 in Regents Hall. The Norse improved to 8-7 on the year and 4-2 in conference play. Milwaukee dropped to 8-12 on the year and 1-5 in the conference....

Late goal pushes Grizzlies past Norse

Late goal pushes Grizzlies past Norse

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team fell to Oakland Saturday afternoon 2-1 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The game was moved from a 7 p.m. start time to a 4:30 p.m. start time due to potential threat of thunderstorms in the Northern Kentucky area. The Norse fall to 6-3-3 on the season and 2-2-1 in league play wh...

Norse extinguish Flames in five sets

Norse extinguish Flames in five sets

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The NKU Norse volleyball team took down the number two team in the conference UIC in five sets, 25-17, 17-25, 25-15, 21-25, 19-17. The Norse improved to 7-7 on the year and 3-2 in the conference while UIC falls to 12-6 and 3-2 in league play. “It was phenomenal. The girls played so well the entire match,” said h...

Born to Play: Wlademir Babaew’s Journey to NKU

Born to Play: Wlademir Babaew’s Journey to NKU

Kelly Salerno, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Wlademir Babaew, an NKU men’s soccer team member, has brought his athletic prowess overseas; born in Russia, his family later moved to Germany before he eventually came to the United States. A sophomore defender, Babaew began the game at the age of four as a child in Russia and realized his passion ...

Norse split Horizon League weekend matches

Norse split Horizon League weekend matches

Michael Canizales, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

It was a historic day for the Northern Kentucky University volleyball program, as they earned the program’s 1,000th victory in a 3-1 effort over Youngstown State Friday evening. “We're thrilled to have gotten the program's 1,000th win,” head coach Liz Hart said. “This is an outstanding accomplishme...

Norse defeat Detroit Mercy for fourth consecutive victory

Norse defeat Detroit Mercy for fourth consecutive victory

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

A goal from Shawna Zaken in the 35 minute lifted the NKU Norse women's soccer team over Detroit Mercy 2-1 Saturday afternoon in Detroit.  The Norse now have a 4-0 record in Horizon League play and a 7-4 record overall while the Titans fall to 3-9-1 overall and 0-4 in Horizon League play. The Norse took the l...

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